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Old 03-24-2016, 10:15 AM   #11
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Hey Grumpy, not asking for a general procedure , asking for what you pull and what you have to do to it, trying to get a feel for what is the easiest vehicle to use as a toad. Cheers
Researching this as well and according to what I have read, Jeeps are by far the easiest and least complicated vehicles to tow: no speed or distance restrictions, nothing to disconnect before towing - just hook up, put the transfer case in neutral and go.
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Old 03-24-2016, 12:43 PM   #12
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Jeep Wrangler. Take the key out, transfer case in neutral, hook up lights and brakes and go as far as you like.


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Old 03-25-2016, 09:14 AM   #13
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Jeep Wrangler. Take the key out, transfer case in neutral, hook up lights and brakes and go as far as you like.


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Hey Carmel , just to clarify are you talking about a automatic transmission or stick?
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Old 03-25-2016, 07:33 PM   #14
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Mines a stick and I put it in 2nd. An automatic you leave in park I believe, neutral is taken care of at the transfer case.


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Old 03-30-2016, 03:28 PM   #15
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I just ran a charge line from my 2014 Forester to a 2013 Chevy Equinox. I put a 20 amp fuse at the Chevy battery but I have heard that a diode might be necessary. Can anyone comment on the diode and how do you calculated the value of the diode that might need to be added.
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Old 03-30-2016, 03:42 PM   #16
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2012 Ford Focus. stick shift, put in neutral , just hook , plug in and go. no distance restrictions ,no key in ignition as the steering wheel does not lock. I can hook and unhook in about 3 minutes,
I also tow a jeep Wrangler, same this basically put trans in gear (stick)
or automatic in park. transfer case in neutral hook up and go.No keys in jeep as steering wheel does not lock,
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I tow a 2015 Corolla because I wanted something that got good mileage and was reliable. Only requirement is to run the engine 3 minutes before driving. Ignition on Accessories and manual transmission in neutral. No other restrictions. Power shuts off after 30 minutes so I have a jumper from the battery for the Brake Buddy
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Old 03-30-2016, 04:10 PM   #18
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2015 Jeep cherokee automatic-DW didnt want a "Jeep" or standard-Blue Ox tow bars hooked to Jeep,Patriot brake system- just clip on brake pedal plug into spare socket, push a button to get transfer case to neutral(only on Active II transmission) put in park shut off engine, no key in the ignition. I use tow bar lights plugged into coach socket and off we go.
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I have a question. I have a Jeep Wrangler and a 2014 Forest River MH. I bought a collapsible tow bar. It has two bolts on each arm up near the hitch and one bolt at the point it connects to the Jeep. Are the bolts supposed to be tight, no movement in them or lightly loose?
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Old 11-16-2016, 04:33 PM   #20
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I have a question. I have a Jeep Wrangler and a 2014 Forest River MH. I bought a collapsible tow bar. It has two bolts on each arm up near the hitch and one bolt at the point it connects to the Jeep. Are the bolts supposed to be tight, no movement in them or lightly loose?
What model is your tow bar?

Also, most tow bars require you to install a base plate to the TOAD; then there are specialized tow points that the tow bar attaches to.

Can probably help you more once we find out what tow bar system you have
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